On Monday, the Panthers and franchise stalwart Greg Olsen officially parted ways after nine seasons. Olsen’s future was unclear, as he has previously spent time as a FOX analyst in the broadcast booth during Carolina’s bye weeks, and reports stated he could walk into a job in that role for the 2020 season if he wanted to.
Olsen may still decide to go that route, but for the time being, the soon to be 35-year-old is weighing his options to continue his first career, before beginning his second. It was quickly reported that Olsen was set to visit two teams with strong ties to the tight end from his time with the Panthers:
It was presumed the Seahawks would have an interest, too, both because of their glaring need at tight end and their penchant for bringing in big names. On Tuesday, that interest was confirmed, with Olsen reportedly set to visit Seattle:
Free agent TE Greg Olsen has added a third visit to his agenda. He’s also set to visit the #Seahawks, source said. Some real interest. So, Bills, Redskins and Seattle.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 4, 2020
With the Seahawks third in line, there’s every chance Olsen doesn’t even make it to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, should the Bills or Washington get a deal done with the veteran before he makes the trip out west. However, for the time being, it looks like Seattle will attempt to add a solid veteran to their tight end group.